Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

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Corn harvest begins this month in Oklahoma

Most of Oklahoma's corn crop grows in the Oklahoma panhandle and is used for feeding livestock. In 2015 corn for grain was Oklahoma's 6th most valuable crop at a value of $144 million. Source: Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics, 2016

Corn Harvest in the Oklahoma Panhandle, 2009

The Green Corn (full) Moon occurs in August, so-called by the Cherokees because it was the time of year when corn was up and showing itself as an identifiable crop.

Corn Lessons

Read about the importance of corn in the development of the ancient Spiro Culture in eastern Oklahoma with this lesson: Spiro Farming - Corn, Squash and Beans Build a Mighty Trade Center.

Corn Facts

Corn Facts, With Debra Deskin, Edmond (YouTube video)

Cornbread in a Bag

Books

Landau, Elaine, Popcorn! Sagebrush, 2003. (Grades 4-6)

Picture book for older children that provides popcorn facts and figures, including the snack's Native American origins, the invention of the popping machine and the popularity of popcorn during World War II.

Nelson, Robin, From Kernel to Corn, Lerner, 2003. (Grades PreK-2)

O'Malley, Kevin, Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share, Walker Books for Young Readers, 2007. (Grades PreK-2)

Corny one-liners drive this slapstick fantasy, as two featherbrained hens cross the road to follow their dreams.

More Ag-Related Books for Children and Young Adults

 

Background photo: No till corn near Chickasha, OK, August 9, 2007, courtesy of Oklahoma State University

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.